Giovanna Virgil is a Saxophone Performance major with a minor in Performing Arts Management at The Hartt School (University of Hartford) where she is a student of Carrie Koffman.
Virgil is a native of Manorville, NY but has since moved to Hartford, CT for school. She is an active chamber musician and soloist in the Hartford area. Her current chamber groups include CTRL+ALTO+DEL (Giovanna Virgil: saxophone, Nick Borghoff: Viola)and The Penumbral Quartet (Owen Nichols: soprano saxophone, Aislinn Walters: alto saxophone, Giovanna Virgil: tenor saxophone, Garrett Evans: baritone saxophone). She performs regularly throughout the year with the Hartt Saxophone Studio's Saxophone Ensemble and The Hartt School's Omni-Ensemble.
In addition to her saxophone playing, Virgil is a woodwind doubler performing in many pit orchestras through the years. Teaching at Song-A-Day Music Center in Coventry, CT, Virgil is currently accepting woodwind students through the studio and privately.
When she is not playing or teaching, you can usually find Giovanna with a coffee in her hand entertaining her colleagues. Most recently, Virgil became a cat mom to Astro-who is not a saxophone lover by nature. Her goal is to have him tolerate her playing for more than ten minutes at a time. Giovanna has found out that cats- while we find them comforting- are in fact not great audience members and are quite rude with the occasional yawning and leaving abruptly.
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